Appl Biochem Microbiol 2021 12;57(2):271-279. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
Institute of Bioengineering, Research Center of Biotechnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119071 Moscow, Russia.
In Russia and around the world, there are important questions regarding the potential threats to national and biological safety created by genetic technologies and the need to improve or introduce new, justified, and adequate measures for their control, regulation, and prevention. The article shows that a significant volume of the global market is occupied by five major transgenic crops, and producers are ready to switch to crops with an edited genome that has been approved in the United States, Argentina, and other countries. We propose a qualitatively new approach to the risk assessment of edited plants, "Safe Design," and we have also developed an extremely important, fundamentally new approach to the development of methods that combine next-generation sequencing (NGS) and Bioinformatics for the assessment of the crop import biosafety. Read More